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The Complete Laboratory Manual for Electricity, 4E
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The Complete Laboratory Manual for Electricity, 4E


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The Complete Laboratory Manual for Electricity, 4E

4th Edition
Stephen L. Herman

Now you can master the hands-on electrical skills you need for professional success with THE COMPLETE LABORATORY MANUAL FOR ELECTRICITY, 4E by best-selling author Stephen Herman.

No matter what electrical theory book you are using, THE COMPLETE LABORATORY MANUAL FOR ELECTRICITY offers the perfect fit with a logical progression of topicsand meaningful, cost-effective experiments.

Updated lab activities throughout this edition now incorporate the use of wirewound resistors rather than incandescent lamps to correspond with the latest government regulations. You explore all aspects of electrical concepts –- from basic electricity through AC theory, transformers, and motor controls.

Each lab offers a clear explanation of the circuits to be connected, examples of the calculations to complete the exercise, and step-by-step procedures for conducting the experiment.

Trust THE COMPLETE LABORATORY MANUAL FOR ELECTRICITY, 4E as a stand-alone resource or ideal supplement (e.g., to the Delmar Standard Textbook of Electricity) for mastery of the hands-on electrical skills you need the most.

  • THE ONLY GENERIC LAB MANUAL ON THE MARKET, THIS EDITION IS IDEAL AS A STAND-ALONE RESOURCE OR SUPPLEMENT TO ANY ELECTRICAL THEORY BOOK. A logical progression of topics makes this hands-on, practical LAB MANUAL the perfect companion for Delmar’s STANDARD TEXT FOR ELECTRICITY or any electrical theory book.
  • SIMPLE, LESS EXPENSIVE LABS PROVIDE MEANINGFUL HANDS-ON PRACTICE. Now you can easily create labs that reinforce hands-on practice working with today’s most important electrical principles. Instead of requiring extremely expensive commercial training equipment, this LAB MANUAL emphasizes how to construct significant experiments using relatively inexpensive resistors and capacitors and other common items from your lab.
  • EXPANDED INFORMATION ON SINGLE-POLE, THREE-WAY, AND FOUR-WAY SWITCH CONNECTIONS PREPARES READERS TO WORK EFFECTIVELY IN TODAY’S ELECTRICAL FIELD. Readers gain a solid understanding of the basic types of switches that electricians regularly install in residential, commercial, or industrial applications.
  • PROVEN HANDS-ON METHODOLOGY AND “LEARN BY DOING” APPROACH PREPARES READERS FOR ACTUAL ON-THE-JOB CHALLENGES. Every lab and experiment is carefully tailored to offer practice in specific, real situations electricians are most likely to encounter in today’s professional environment.
  • EXPERIMENTS INTRODUCE ELECTRICAL SKILLS USING 120 VOLTS AC AND 208 VOLTS THREE-PHASE. Laboratories simply need access to 120 volts AC and 208 volts three-phase to offer extensive practical experience critical for the learner’s professional success.

NEW to this Edition:

  • WIREWOUND RESISTORS NOW REPLACE ALL INCANDESCENT LAMPS IN HANDS-ON WORK WITH RESISTIVE LOADS. This edition reflects the latest industry developments as the author has eliminated use of incandescent bulbs within all labs. Rewritten experiments use wirewound resistors to correspond with the phasing out of incandescent lamps within the United States.
  • THE FOURTH EDITION REVISION IS THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE update since the text was first published, with many new and revised graphics to enhance student comprehension.

Table of Contents:

Material List

Section 1 Measuring Instruments and Basic Electricity

Unit 1 Measuring Instruments
Unit 2 Ohm''s Law
Unit 3 Series Circuits
Unit 4 Parallel Circuits
Unit 5 Combination Circuits
Unit 6 Resistor Color Code

Section 2 Basic Switch Connections

Unit 7 Single-pole Switches
Unit 8 3-way Switches
Unit 9 4-way Switches

Section 3 Alternating Current Loads

Unit 10 Inductance
Unit 11 Resistive - Inductive Series Circuits
Unit 12 RL Parallel Circuits
Unit 13 Capacitance
Unit 14 Resistive - Capacitive Series Circuits
Unit 15 RC Parallel Circuits
Unit 16 Resistive - Inductive - Capacitive Series Circuits
Unit 17 Resistive - Inductive - Capacitive Parallel Circuits
Unit 18 Power Factor Correction

Section 4 Transformers and Motors

Unit 19 Transformer Basics
Unit 20 Single Phase Transformer Calculations
Unit 21 Transformer Polarities
Unit 22 Autotransformers
Unit 23 Three Phase Circuits
Unit 24 Three Phase Transformers
Unit 25 Three Phase Motors

Section 5 Motor Controls

Unit 26 Start-Stop Push-Button Controls
Unit 27 Multiple Push-Button Stations
Unit 28 Forward-Reverse Control
Unit 29 Sequence Control
Unit 30 Jogging Controls
Unit 31 On-Delay Timers
Unit 32 Off-Delay Timers
Unit 33 Changing the Logic of an On-Delay timer to an Off-Delay Timer
Unit 34 Designing a Printing Press Circuit
Unit 35 Sequence Starting and Stopping for Three Motors
Unit 36 Hydraulic Press Control Circuit
Unit 37 Design of Two Flashing Lights
Unit 38 Design of three Flashing Lights
Unit 39 Control for Three Pumps
Unit 40 Oil Pressure Pump Circuit for a Compressor
Unit 41 Autotransformer Starter

About the Author:

Stephen L. Herman is a retired electrician and teacher with more than 30 years of experience to his credit. A seasoned author, his reader-friendly textbooks on electricity and mathematics are popular with students and instructors alike.

For two decades Mr. Herman was lead instructor for the Electrical Technology Curriculum at Lee College in Baytown, Texas, where he received an Excellence in Education Award from the Halliburton Education Foundation. He also taught at Randolph Community College in Asheboro, N.C., for nine years and helped establish an electrical curriculum for Northeast Texas Community College in Mount Pleasant, Texas.

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